Baby keeps rubbing ear but no infection Ear infection, an infection that occurs in the space behind the eardrum, is a common reason why your child sees a healthcare provider. Ear infections happen when bacteria or virus infect and trap fluid behind the eardrum, causing pain and swelling/bulging of the eardrum.
Can A Baby Have An Ear Infection With No Fever?
Ear infections in babies and young children are common, especially after a cold or flu. Signs of an ear infection include fussiness, tugging at the ear, fever, and a loss of appetite. Fortunately, most kids get better in a few days with rest, lots of fluids, and an over-the-counter pain reliever (if recommended by the doctor).
Can Babies Ears Hurt While Teething?
Babies pull at their ears during teething, probably because of pain radiating from the teeth to the ears. Some babies just like playing with their ears. Ear-pulling in babies is an unreliable sign. With an ear infection babies usually hurt more lying down and have accompanying signs of a cold.